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  • NOAA's hurricane hunters due for overhaul

    NOAA's hurricane hunters due for overhaul
    After pounding through 183 hurricanes over the past 38 years, two Lockheed WP-3 Orion turboprops are almost ready for the junk heap. Yet new hurricane hunters could cost a prohibitive $300 million. Thanks to Hurricane Sandy, the National Oceanic and...
  • 'Mission Blue' explores life of oceanographer Sylvia Earle

     'Mission Blue' explores life of oceanographer Sylvia Earle
    The documentary "Mission Blue" chronicles the life's work of legendary oceanographer Sylvia Earle, who served as chief scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration between 1990 and 1992 and has been an explorer-in-residence at the...
  • Sun, heat and storms today

    Sun, heat and storms today
    Expect another hot day with a good chance of storms by this afternoon. It also should be hot. South Florida's Thursday forecast calls for a mix of sun and clouds with highs in the low 90s, lows in the upper 70s and a 50 percent chance of showers and...
  • Satellite image shows massive rain system

    Satellite image shows massive rain system
    Satellite images of the storm that caused historic flooding in Baltimore and other parts of the Northeast show a system massive enough to rival some tropical storms that have hit the region. The image above was taken Tuesday from several orbits of the...
  • Annapolis, Baltimore lead nation for rise in flooding events

    Annapolis, Baltimore lead nation for rise in flooding events
    Tuesday's flooding may have been extreme, but it wasn't unfamiliar for much of the region. The low spots are well known: Compromise and Dock streets in Annapolis, Caroline and Thames streets in Fells Point. After a good rain and a high tide, they're...
  • Scientists exploring offshore canyons for Atlantic deep-sea corals

    Scientists exploring offshore canyons for Atlantic deep-sea corals
    Seventy miles off Ocean City, scientists aboard the federal research vessel Henry B. Bigelow are exploring a lush underwater landscape that until recently few would have imagined — colorful corals clinging to the rocky slopes of deep-sea canyons....
  • 'Remarkable' warming reported in Central California coastal waters

    'Remarkable' warming reported in Central California coastal waters
    Ocean temperatures along the Central California coast experienced a "remarkable" warming period during the first three weeks of July, leading to unusual encounters with some fish species, scientists reported. The warmer ocean correlated with weaker...
  • Only one number is important for hurricanes

    Only one number is important for hurricanes
    When it comes to hurricane predictions, numbers don't matter. For months before hurricane season, and all through the summer and early fall, you hear numbers and predictions. There will be more hurricanes this year. There will be fewer hurricans...
  • Great white shark population is healthy and growing, new census shows

    Great white shark population is healthy and growing, new census shows
    A new census study shows there are more than 2,400 white sharks off California and suggests that existing protective measures should be maintained because they are increasing the size and health of the population. The study by a 10-member team led by...
  • Show features 1996 vampire-cult leader

    Show features 1996 vampire-cult leader
    The story of how a teen vampire cult bludgeoned a couple to death in Eustis and disappeared with the family's 15-year-old daughter will air at 9 p.m. Thursday on Investigation Discovery's "Handsome Devils" series. In 1996, the parents of a 15-year-old...
  • Quake hits off Alaska's Aleutian Islands

    Quake hits off Alaska's Aleutian Islands
     A magnitude 8.0 earthquake struck deep under the ocean floor nearAlaska's Aleutian Islands, triggering shaking that could be felt for vast distances and prompting atsunami warning, the U.S. Geological Survey and National Tsunami Warning Center said....